WORDS BY ROBBIE DADOMO-EDGINGTON
Flyte’s latest single, I’ve Got a Girl, is the third they’ve released this year from their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2017’s The Loved Ones. Much like the previous two singles, Easy Tiger and Losing You, I’ve Got a Girl is a song about breaking up, of sorts. Where the previous two seem to deal more with the breakdown and split of a romantic relationship, I’ve Got a Girl, deals with the breaking up of friends and creative partners, more specifically, the departure of a band member.
Whilst the other two have a more melancholy, downbeat sound, I’ve Got a Girl is more of a cathartic release of a song. It’s not necessarily one that can be described as upbeat, but it has a fuller sound with a greater range of instrumentation than the more minimal preceding singles, coupled with some of the signature Flyte vocal harmonies. It’s a track with great pop sensibilities, despite its difficult and potentially bitter subject matter. I can imagine it getting plenty of radio play, in a perfect world.
The track is capped off with a fantastic little George-Harrison-All-Things-Must-Pass-esque guitar solo, that’s teased at the half-way mark, but is really let loose at the end, bringing things to a close on a promising note for the rest of the album.
And judging from this (slightly scary) tweet, we can expect a video for I’ve Got a Girl shortly!